Published on Monday, December 18, 2023
By Evelyn Hodgkin,
Public Health Inspector
When I think about the holiday season, there are many things that put a smile on my face.
One is the warm hugs from relatives and friends that I will be seeing.
But, as a Public Health Inspector, I can’t help but to also think about the number of people who will be getting sick because of improper food-handling practices. Let’s call it a consequence of the work I do on a daily basis.
According to Health Canada, one in eight Canadians (four million people) get sick annually from contaminated food. More than 11,500 hospitalizations and 240 deaths are linked each year to food-related illnesses.
So, how do we ensure these numbers don’t go up during the holiday season?
Here are some basic food handling tips to keep in mind as you’re preparing your turkey dinner or any other meals or snacks during the holiday season.
Categories: Your Health, Eating Well
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